Anonymous supported Anti web-censorship protests across India
|Anti web-censorship protest in Delhi|
In a very first to India, people were seen in major cities wearing ‘Guy Fawkes’ masks showing the support of infamous hacktivist group called ‘Anonymous‘ in their protest against recent series of web-censorship in India.
Anonymous had called for the support of Anti web-censorship protests across India today. Earlier today it launched DDOS attacks (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on Indian government sites of Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT – www.cert.org.in) and www.india.gov.in, these sites were down till afternoon. On june 6, the website of state-run telecom company MTNL was disrupted by ‘Anonymous’ to protest against “censorship” of the internet.
The protesters were seen holding banners and raised slogans like, “Raise your voice, save your voice.”
The protests called #opindia on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook came to light on March 29 when a court order was passed in Chennai asking 15 Indian ISP’s (Internet Service Provider) to block the access to file-sharing websites such as The Pirate Bay. Also the recent series of meetings with internet giants Google, Yahoo! and Facebook to discuss how objectionable content can be pre-screened showed the government’s interest in Internet censorship.
The ‘hacktivists’ have threatened to disrupt websites of various government departments in their protest.
source : indiatoday
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